Harry Redknapp, Frank Lampard and Chelsea linked to paedo thought sex, says The Sun
LOVE rat, five-times-a-night footballers rejoiced when the News of the World hung up its probing lens and closed its wallet to kiss ‘n’ tell models. But the Sun on Sunday is here to tell us that Chelsea player Frank Lampard has a “paedo uncle”. Slowly, slowly, the Sun on Sunday removes its top. ‘Are you readers ready for shag-n’n tells?’ it asks. ‘YES,’ we cry. But the self-styled ‘family’ paper wants us to wait. It is unsure of itself sexually. But it knows a paedo when it spots one stood in the dock. Paedos are a Sun mainstay.
The Premier League sex story is not dead, it’s just shifted its gaze to Paul Lamb, a “predatory pervert” married to Gwen, the sister to Frank Lampard’s dad, Frank Lampard Snr.
The story might have been “Jamie Redknapp’s first cousin once removed is a predatory paedo“; or for added sensation that goes to the upper echelons of the national game, “Harry Redknapp’s family in paedo shame“, or “England mascots in peril!”
And we’re not joking. We see Paul Lamb dressed in a red England football kit.
The story goes that Lamb believed he was “talking” to a 13-year-old called Jessica over the internet but was actually talking to the police. He urged ‘Jessica’ to engage in “sexual activity”. Lamb was arrested and wound up at Burnley Crown Court. He pleaded guilty to three counts of attempting to cause a child to engage in sexual activity.
This earned Lamb a suspended one-year prison sentence. His was also disqualified from working with children for ten years.
When the story was first told by the Lancashire Telegraph two days ago, no mention of Lampard was made.
“Bacup pervert caught in web trap” was a story that needed no celebrity element to make it fly. The LT just reported the facts, finding no need to involve the innocent Lampard in an unpleasant crime. The Sun, on the other hand, finds cause to add a photo of Lampard’s lover “TV’s Christine Bleakley” to its salacious tale.
The Sun reports that LT story almost word for word, but does add a few quotes to make the 50p cover price worth it. The paper contacts Frank Lampard, but only gets as far as his spokesman, who tells it: “He [Frank] is disgusted by his actions.”
The best line is saved for a “local“:
Last night a villager in Bacup said: “Everyone knows about Gwen and Paul’s connection to Frank Lampard. What we didn’t know was that Paul was a paedophile — and we’re sure Frank didn’t either. He must feel sick about this because he has kids of his own.”
That local is unnamed. Indeed, it sounds almost as if that local was only local while the Sun was in town to meet Gwen. And she is, apparently, willing to talk. Says she:
“This will cause trouble because Frank (Lampard Snr) is my brother and he doesn’t know about it. None of my family knows about it. We are a really close family and have regular contact. Frank (Jnr) is my nephew and we are very close. He has children but Paul has never met them.”
The spokesman adds:
“Gwen is on his dad’s side and they have no contact with that part of the family — and haven’t for as long as Frank can recall. Frank has never met him. He doesn’t even know his name.”
It’s the football sex shocker that involves neither sex nor footballers.
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